Europe's Renewable Energy Is Costly -- for Now Bruce Gain 11/20/2013 (13) comments In the near term, the scenario would be bad for those whose livelihoods depend on the European supply chain, but the shift out of Europe because of high renewable energy costs would have little impact (if any) on global supply chain costs.
Belly Up to the Bar (Code) Malcolm Fuller 11/16/2013 (16) comments Delta Controls, one of the largest independent manufacturers of building automation controllers, has started using bar codes to track their inventory and make their operations run more efficiently.
Next Step in PMBus Evolution Dave Freeman 11/13/2013 (4) comments As loads become more dynamic, there is a need to increase the PMBus throughput, so the new version of the PMBus standard extends the clock speed from 400 kHz to 1 MHz.
Cold House? Electronics to the Rescue! Malcolm Fuller 10/31/2013 (5) comments Renesas Electronics product marketing manager Gianluca Viale discusses what people can do to conserve energy in their households by leveraging microncontrollers and embedded systems.
Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2014 Suzanne Deffree 10/28/2013 (16) comments From mobile device integration to 3D printing to smart machines and more, Gartner lays out its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014, where savvy members of the electronics supply chain will see opportunities.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source? Junko Yoshida 9/29/2013 (11) comments DARPA's open-source move underscores the reality that computer vision is still a developing field, with lots of people trying different ideas and technologies.
The Future of Demand Response Technologies Brian Fuller 8/29/2013 (15) comments A look at power generation and smart-grid management, and a future that commonly includes “automatic” demand response, in which the consumer has signed on to let the utility manage the household’s energy use during peak times.
The First 3 Steps to a Mobile Supply Chain Laurie Sullivan 8/13/2013 (13) comments The ability to make changes to your supply chain from a mobile device will prove invaluable. Here are three important considerations to help secure the mobile app between your company's enterprise platform and your supplier's.
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